Doug Parker will be in CLT tommorrow Aug 27th for the Crew News. I say we make an appearance and let our voices be heard about what is happening to our airline. Better than voicing it to our own "do nothing" management. Maybe we can get some answers
I won't argue that! You know US Airways will step over a dollar to pick up a quarter.
Naw they'd rather let a contract carrier infuse a couple million and sign a long contract with them for lift they dont want.
Rumor is Parker said they have found flying for the LGA planes (15). And we were told that Piedmont isn't going away. But remember this is from Management.
So hopefully it is true that the other 15 planes will stay here. I mean they are paid for and they could be used at a small cost to add frequency out of the main hubs of CLT or PHL.
But who really knows...
If I recall, YOUR jobs were on the line (and so were ours) when "the contract carrier" stepped up and infused money into a company that was in bankruptcy.
Because the "owners" made millions doesn't make it a bad thing.
"We" are still the highest paid, with the best work rules "contract carrier" at express and most of us actually enjoy our jobs and do it with pride and professionalism.
Best of luck with the additional flying for the 15 acft. Maybe you all will get the United flying...I hear it has Prop flying in the RFP. Now that would be a true role reversal.
Remember Piedmont was the Highest Paid, best work rules also back in the day.
And you guys deserve to be paid as such.
What I'm refering too is the other jet operators that fly bigger jets at subpar wages.
I used to fly with a furloughed F-100(86 seats give or take)FO at mainline who got paid nearly $60/hour more than that of some of the subpar "contract carrier's" that now fly for express.
We can't let the race to the bottom continue.
Yep, 23.00 hr to fly a EMB 175 sounds about right...?
Until that stops its gonna be hard for anyone to fight for a good contract.